If you enlarge them, you can see the right one has an additional pair of exits just behind the wing, which the left one does not have. Why is that so? Were these an option? Or were they added on all 707-300 after a certain time?
I´d very much appreciate if someone could share some information on that "mystery".
CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2075 times:
I think that extra pair of exits was an option from Boeing. I've just checked out in the TAP fleet and it happens the same, some of them had the regular 2 pairs ( CS-TBA until CS-TBG ) and some have the 2 extra exists ( CS-TBI and CS-TBT ). The 707-382B's TAP ordered don't have but CS-TBI - a 707-399C ordered firtly by Caledonian - and CS-TBT - a 707-3F5C ordered by Portuguese Air Force - both have that extra windows. It reminds me that in the 720 Eastern requested 2 pairs of exits instead of one.
I hope it helps!
B701/703 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1972 times:
I flew a USAF 707 that was an ex British Caledonian that had the cargo door but not the extra exit in the back. So, I would agree with N707PA that it was added to the planes that were to be operated as a combi.